a man shot and killed in a car on north avenue. >> we need to do something about the criminals, not about the guns, the criminals. everybody has got to get that point. >> despite a violent start to the week, according to numbers from the mayor's office, violent crimes are down in the city this year. when it comes to homicide, last year at this time there were 226. this year there are 224, a difference of 1%. there were 561 schillings at this point last year, and this year there are four hundred 35, a difference of 43%. -- there are 435. >> most of these are not random incidents, they are planned. >> the mayor said the city will stay the course and will hopefully be able to use the recent police involved shootings when it goes to annapolis to try and get tougher gun laws for the city.